Appreciating Poetry - the Teaching-Learning Analysis

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UNIVERSITY OF SAND JOSE RECOLETOS
Cebu City
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

DISSERTION ABSTRACT

TITLE: APPRECIATING POETRY: THE TEACHING – LEARNING ANALYSIS AUTHOR: HAYDEE C. CABASAN
DEGREE: DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D.) IN ENGLISH with CONCENTRATION IN LITERATURE SCHOOL: UNIVERSITY OF SAN JOSE RECOLETOS
PLACE OF PUBLICATION: CEBU CITY
ADVISER: GWEENDOLYN CRESENCIO, Ph.D.

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
This study aimed to analyze the process of teaching and learning of poetry on the basis of the CHED standard competencies in teaching poetry. The study was conducted in the selected tertiary institutions in the cities of Tagbilaran and Cebu. Specifically, it sought to find out the teaching – learning activities in the three phases of a lesson namely: pre-lesson, lesson proper and post lesson. It also looked into the psychomotor, cognitive and affective competencies achieved on the whole lesson cycle. Students’ feedbacks to the teaching – learning process were also gathered. As an offshoot of this study, an instructional module for poetry was designed.

The study utilized the qualitative method with data analysis as the technique. The researcher observed each class twice. Classroom observation field notes were compiled. Each observation was summarized and compared in order to draw appropriate conclusions and interpretations. Interview of students through a Focused Group Discussion was also done. The study was conducted in four universities namely: Holy Name University and Bohol Island State University, University of San Jose – Recoletos and University of San Carlos. FINDINGS

The findings are as follows:
1. Although teachers of poetry all utilized an eclectic approach to teaching poetry, the paraphrastic approach dominated all other approaches. This stems from the need to translate into simpler language the symbolisms and figurative language that are ever present in poetry. A close second was the use of stylistic approach in that the...
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